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Can You Get HIV From Pubic Hair

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HIV by eating a pubic hair?

I was out eating at a diner and took a bite of my crepe when I felt something odd in my mouth and took it out to only find a pubic hair. Can HIV be passed this way?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'm really curious how you knew the hair in your crepe was actually a pubic hair! Oh never mind. It really doesn't matter, because even if it were a pubic hear, your HIV risk would be nonexistent. Dr. Bob Read more »

My Doctor says HIV can travel down pubic hair - worried

Hi Doctor Bob,I had sex with a girl of positive status but I used a condom. I am 22 and really... Read more »

Pubic Hair

Dear Dr. Bob,You are the greatest psyhcologist! I have a question for you that may be odd.One day i... Read more »
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The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

...moreinformation on HIV, go to the section on TWP website called HIV: TheBasics . Pubic Lice ("Crabs") Pubic lice live in the pubic hair and can be transmitted by skin-to-skincontact. They can also be spread through infected clothes and... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, December 28, 2010

...I was out eating at a diner and took a bite of my crepe when I felt something odd in my mouth. I took it out, only to find a pubic hair. Could I get HIV by chewing on a cooked pubic hair? Advertisement ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hair Samples Can Be Used to Measure Effectiveness of Antiretrovirals, Researchers Say

...projects in Uganda with African hair. It works on fine hair. It works on gray hair. One thing is that people ask can we use pubic hair for these measurements. And we don't' think that those are going to be useful because hair in those areas... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Listening Jackies advise - what have I done MY God

Posted by Anonymous
...sex with sex worker there. She told she was clean. Next morning I woke up with night sweats, I had dreams all about HIV, my pubic hair fell off, severe headache, I had rush all over my body, high tempriture and all symptoms again... I know it... Read more »

pubic lice

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I know the topic here mainly is hiv.. but I would like to know if anyone knows about pubic lice (crabs), how long does it take for you to notice? I had an encounter Read more »

Loss of Pubic Hair

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is loss of pubic hair a symptom of ARS/HIV? Does anybody know? Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
...question is, I shaved my chest and just below my belly button but above my pubic region and around the pubic area (still had pubic hair above penis) about 10-12 hours before the encounter. If she was HIV+ what risks are there? Also, after sex, I... Read more »